Protend
Protend Pro*tend", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Protended}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Protending}.] [L. protendere, protensum; pro before, forth + tendere to stretch.] To hold out; to stretch forth. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

With his protended lance he makes defence. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]


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  • protend — verb Etymology: Middle English, from Latin protendere, from pro + tendere to stretch more at thin Date: 15th century transitive verb 1. archaic to stretch forth 2. archaic extend intransitive verb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • protend — /proh tend /, Archaic. v.t. 1. to stretch forth. 2. to extend in duration. v.i. 3. to stretch forward. [1400 50; late ME protenden < L protendere to stretch out, extend, equiv. to pro PRO 1 + tendere to stretch; see TEND1] * * * …   Universalium

  • protend — pro·tend …   English syllables

  • protend — prōˈtend verb ( ed/ ing/ s) Etymology: Middle English protenden, from Latin protendere, from pro pro (I) + tendere to stretch more at thin transitive verb 1. : to hold out …   Useful english dictionary

  • Protended — Protend Pro*tend , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Protended}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Protending}.] [L. protendere, protensum; pro before, forth + tendere to stretch.] To hold out; to stretch forth. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] With his protended lance he makes defence …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Protending — Protend Pro*tend , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Protended}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Protending}.] [L. protendere, protensum; pro before, forth + tendere to stretch.] To hold out; to stretch forth. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] With his protended lance he makes defence …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Protense — Pro*tense , n. [See {Protend}.] Extension.[Obs.] By due degrees and long protense. Spenser. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • protensive — protensively, adv. /proh ten siv/, adj. Archaic. extended in dimension or extended in time. [1635 45; < L protens(us) (ptp. of protendere to PROTEND) + IVE, on the model of EXTENSIVE, INTENSIVE, etc.] * * * …   Universalium

  • stick out — [v] bulge beetle, come through, extend, extrude, jut, obtrude, outthrust, overhang, poke, pouch, pout, project, protend, protrude, push, show, stand out; concept 751 Ant. depress …   New thesaurus

  • protension — ˈtenchən noun ( s) Etymology: Late Latin protension , protensio, from Latin protensus (past participle of protendere to protend) + ion , io ion : a protending especially forward …   Useful english dictionary

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